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23 October – 19 November 2021

THE BIG ISSUE #301 this month focuses on the power of social innovation.

Power of social innovation edition has Guest Editors Tanner Methvin and Anna Finizio of Impact Amplifier, who bring you a 17-page business special which includes incredible success stories about SA entrepreneurs and how they have flourished with the help of social enterprise strategies.

Here are some other highlights from THE BIG ISSUE #301

  • You can WIN media personality Joanne Joseph’s new book!
    Children of Sugarcane is Joanne’s latest novel, published by Jonathan Ball … read an in-depth interview and stand a chance to win a copy of her book.
  • Megan meets Uga
    WeekendSpecial writer Megan Choritz interviews award-winning South African filmmaker Uga Carlini about her latest film, Angeliena – the story of a much-loved car guard who decides to follow her dream to travel after she is diagnosed with a fatal disease.
  • It’s too much WiFi
    Did you know that the average cost of data in townships of Cape Town is R200 per gigabyte? Find out what’s being done about it.
  • Gift of skills
  • One company making a considerable difference in the Ocean View community in Cape Town is marketing and digital agency Marketing Grit who is empowering business owners and operators with core marketing skills to enable them to generate revenue.

“Get your Big Issue #301 copy and be part of job creation in SA – it’s more than just a good deed; it’s a damn good read.”

WHAT: The Big Issue #301
WHEN & WHERE: 23 October  – 19 November 2021
Available from your favourite vendors across the city. Anyone outside the city of Cape Town can buy the magazine at selected Spar and Pick n Pay stores.  Anyone outside of Cape Town can buy the magazine here.
Don’t forget: you can buy The Big Issue with your smartphone! Visit for a step-by-step guide.

For more information, visit or contact: Editorial: Editor Laura Jones, 021-461-6690; Advertising/Marketing: Derek Carelse at

See also Cape Town Green Map